Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018


Leading Scandinavian Online Printer LaserTryk joins Onlineprinters Group

Transnational partnership supports dynamic growth

Neustadt a. d. Aisch/Arhus, (lifePR) - LaserTryk, the leading player in the Scandinavian online printing market, plans to join the Onlineprinters Group, one of Europe's largest B2B online printing corporations. The international group serves more than 800,000 customers in 30 countries. The announced partnership will allow the continuation of the dynamic growth that both LaserTryk and the Onlineprinters Group have experienced in the last years, through economies of scale, joint procurement and collective efforts to bring more products and services to customers.

LaserTryk, founded in 1999 has grown significantly over the last years reaching 300 employees and is now the market leader in Scandinavia. LaserTryks’ founders Esben Mols Kabell and Anders Grønborg will continue to lead LaserTryk and become shareholders of the Onlineprinters Group.

The Onlineprinters Group is one of Europe's leading online printers, has more than 1,300 employees and produced over 2.5 billion printed products last year.

Growth strategy

After the combination with British market leader Solopress in March 2017, this is the second major step for Onlineprinters, securing a leading position in important European markets. In 2016 Bregal Unternehmerkapital became the new majority shareholder of Onlineprinters collaborating with Project A and Onlineprinters’ founder Walter Meyer to lead the company into its next phase of growth. Collaborating with LaserTryk, the Onlineprinters Group expands its position as a market leader in E-Business-Print with a targeted 2017 turnover of about € 200 Million.

Partnership

„With Onlineprinters we have found a partner who is one of the preeminent and most international players in European online printing. The Onlineprinters Group provides the right framework to continue the successful development of LaserTryk“, says LaserTryk´s Co-Founder Esben Mols Kabell.

Scandinavia´s printing market is strongly advancing on its path to online procurement of printed products. Onlineprinters CEO Dr. Michael Fries comments: „LaserTryk is the Scandinavian market leader with a well established brand, a broad customer base, intelligent IT solutions and vast production know-how. The experience of the founders Esben Mols Kabell and Anders Grønborg will be instrumental in developing our business in Scandinavia and helping to further strengthen the already strong market position of Onlineprinters and LaserTryk as European leaders in online printing.”

Strengths of the Group

LaserTryk offers online sales solutions like whitelabel-shops and dropshipping for corporations, chains and resellers. The Scandinavian player focuses on a value-adding approach for its B2B partners.

The UK-based company Solopress has an excellent track record in customer service with more than 12,000 ratings on trustpilot with an average of 9.3. Solopress specializes in rapid production, with more than 85 % of all orders produced within less than 24 hours.

Onlineprinters has a very streamlined and highly integrated, industrial production and is the largest offset print shop in Europe working with the sheet size 70 x 100 cm (3b format).

About LaserTryk

LaserTryk.dk is a Danish entrepreneurial success story: The company has achieved great success by offering quick delivery of cheap printed goods. The online print provider is the biggest print shop in Denmark and employees a staff of 300. LaserTryk.dk offers a graphical “one-stop-shopping-concept” that sells e. g. business cards, stickers, posters, banners, books and tradeshow displays.

About Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Bregal Unternehmerkapital is part of a family-owned business that has been built up over generations. Its investment activity is based on long-term commitment and independent of developments in the financial markets. Bregal Unternehmerkapital identifies companies, with strong management teams, that are regarded as market leaders or “hidden champions” in their particular segment. Flexible financing and transaction structures enable it to acquire both minority and majority stakes. In doing so, Bregal Unternehmerkapital is also able to handle complex industry spin-offs, management buy-outs and succession situations. Bregal Unternehmerkapital aims to help companies achieve a sustained improvement in sales and profitability, and provides them with capital, proven financial expertise and access to a broad network of entrepreneurs and industry experts. Further information: www.bregal.de/en

About Project A

Project A is an operational VC that provides its ventures with capital, an extensive network and exclusive access to a wide range of operational expertise. The Berlin-based investor makes use of the €260m in assets under its management to back early-stage companies in the digital technology space. With its unique organizational structure featuring 100 operational experts, Project A offers its portfolio companies hands-on support in the areas of IT, Marketing & Design, Communications, Business Intelligence, Sales and Recruiting. The portfolio includes companies such as Catawiki, WorldRemit, Tictail, Spryker, nu3, Wonderbly and ZenMate. More about Project A on www.project-a.com and on our blog insights.project-a.com.

Additional Onlineprinters press pictures:
https://www.onlineprinters.com/c/about-us/press-info-and-pr/photos

Additional LaserTryk press pictures:
https://www.LaserTryk.dk/content/dat/presse/

The video „A look behind the scenes of Onlineprinters“:
http://bit.ly/onlineprinters-en-video
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Onlineprinters GmbH - diedruckerei.de

The Onlineprinters Group is one of Europe's leading online printers, has more than 1,300 employees and produced over 2.5 billion printed products last year. Through its 18 web shops, the group delivers printed products to 800,000 customers in 30 European countries. Internationally, the online print provider is known under the brand name of Onlineprinters, in Germany it operates as diedruckerei.de. UK’s market leader Solopress and Scandinavia’s key player LaserTryk are part of the Onlineprinters Group. The product assortment comprises more than 1,500 printed products from business cards, stationery and flyers to catalogues, brochures and large-format advertising systems. Onlineprinters produces customized products on an industrial scale: The company's pillars of success are online sales, IT-based production and "gang run printing". The latter uses so-called combined blocks to collectively produce print jobs which minimizes costs and reduces the environmental impact.

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